[men-yoo, mey-nyoo]
a list of the dishes served at a meal; bill of fare: Ask the waiter for a menu.
the dishes served.
any list or set of items, activities, etc., from which to choose: What's on the menu this weekend—golf, tennis, swimming?
Computers. a list of options available to a user, as displayed on a CRT or other type of screen.

1650–60; < French: detailed list, noun use of menu small, detailed < Latin minūtus minute2 Unabridged
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menu (ˈmɛnjuː)
1.  a list of dishes served at a meal or that can be ordered in a restaurant
2.  a list of options displayed on a visual display unit from which the operator selects an action to be carried out by positioning the cursor or by depressing the appropriate key
[C19: from French menu small, detailed (list), from Latin minūtusminute²]

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Word Origin & History

1837, from Fr. menu de repas "list of what is served at a meal," from M.Fr. menu (adj.) "small, detailed," from L. minutus "small," lit. "made smaller," pp. of minuere "to diminish," from root of minus (see minus). Computer usage is from 1971, from expanded sense of "any detailed
list," first attested 1889.
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Example sentences
She sees the lady of the house every morning, and submits menus for the day.
Let's stay content with the list of ingredients on food pack labels or
  restaurant menus.
Tapping the screen brings up command menus when desired.
There are healthy items on the menus in virtually every fast food restaurant.
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