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Meaning of MENU

Pronunciation:  'menyoo

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an agenda of things to do; "they worked rapidly down the menu of reports"
  2. [n]  a list of dishes available at a restaurant; "the menu was in French"
  3. [n]  (computer science) a list of options available to a computer user
  4. [n]  the dishes making up a meal

MENU is a 4 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: bill of fare, card, carte, carte du jour, computer menu, fare
 See Also: a la carte, agenda, bill, cascading menu, docket, fare, hierarchical menu, list, listing, prix fixe, schedule, submenu, table d'hote



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Me*nu"\, n. [F., slender, thin, minute. See 4th {Minute}.]
The details of a banquet; a bill of fare.

Computing Dictionary

A list from which the user may select an operation to be performed. This is often done with a mouse or other pointing device under a graphical user interface but may also be controlled from the keyboard.

Menus are very convenient for beginners because they show what commands are available and make experimentating with a new program easy, often reducing the need for user documentation. Experienced users however, often prefer keyboard commands, especially for frequently user operations, because they are faster to use. In situations such as text entry where the keyboard must be used anyway, having to move your hand to the mouse to invoke a menu operation is slow.

There are many different ways of presenting menus but the most common are the menu bar (with pull-down menus) and the context-sensitive menu.

The term "menu" tends to be reserved for a list of actions or global options, whereas a "list box" or other graphical widget might present any kind of choice.

See also menuitis.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: account, agenda, batting order, bill, bill of fare, bill of lading, blueprint, books, budget, calendar, card, carte, carte du jour, docket, invoice, ledger, lineup, list of agenda, manifest, playbill, program, program of operation, programma, prospectus, protocol, roster, schedule, slate, statement