A menu is a list of the food that's available to order. If your vegan friend doesn't see anything on the restaurant's menu he can eat, you may have to ask the chef to make him something special.

A menu is a list of what's available, whether you're talking about a menu at your neighborhood cafe or the menu, or agenda, of things to do at the state fair. When you talk about a menu on your computer, you're also talking about a list — in this case, a list of options or commands on the computer screen. Menu comes from the French phrase menu de repas, "list of what's served at a meal."

Definitions of menu

n a list of dishes available at a restaurant

“the menu was in French”
bill of fare, card, carte, carte du jour
a la carte
a menu having individual dishes listed with separate prices
prix fixe
a menu listing fixed meals at fixed prices
table d'hote
a menu offering a complete meal with limited choices at a fixed price
Type of:
a list of particulars (as a playbill or bill of fare)

n the dishes making up a meal

Type of:
the food and drink that are regularly served or consumed

n (computer science) a list of options available to a computer user

computer menu
drop-down menu
a menu of options that appears below the item when the computer user clicks on it
cascading menu, hierarchical menu, submenu
a secondary menu that appears while you are holding the cursor over an item on the primary menu
Type of:
list, listing
a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)

n an agenda of things to do

“they worked rapidly down the menu of reports”
Type of:
agenda, docket, schedule
a temporally organized plan for matters to be attended to

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