Meaning of “menu” in the English Dictionary

"menu" in British English

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menunoun [ C ]

uk /ˈmen.juː/ us /ˈmen.juː/

menu noun [ C ] (FOOD)

A2 a list of the food that you can eat in a restaurant:

The waiter brought the menu and the wine list.
What's on the menu today?

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  • There wasn't much choice on the menu.
  • The evening menu offers a wide choice of dishes.
  • The waiter handed me the menu with a flourish.
  • The menu is invariable but the food is always good.
  • The restaurant has a long menu of about 50 items.

menu noun [ C ] (COMPUTING)

A2 a list of choices that can be made to appear on a computer screen:

Select the "Edit" menu and then choose "Copy".

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  • The menu bar with its windows is one of the features of the desktop.
  • Escape from this window and return to the main menu.
  • Press Esc to return to the main menu.
  • Click on "Tools" and then select "Options" from the pull-down menu.

(Definition of “menu” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"menu" in American English

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menunoun [ C ]

us /ˈmen·ju/

a list of the dishes served at a meal, esp. in a restaurant:

There are several vegetarian dishes on the menu.

A menu is also a list of items shown on a computer screen from which the user can choose an operation for the computer to perform.

(Definition of “menu” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"menu" in Business English

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menunoun [ C ]

uk /ˈmenjuː/ us

IT a list of possible available actions that appears on a computer screen and allows you to choose the instruction you want:

Select the Edit menu and then click on Copy.

(Definition of “menu” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)