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menu

noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
an item on the agenda/list/menu
▪ The next item on the agenda is next month’s sales conference.
drop-down menu
pull-down menu
set lunch/dinner/menu
▪ The hotel does a very good set menu.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
alacarte
▪ Restaurant offers an AlaCarte menu nightly.
▪ There is a small alacarte menu, and a tabled'hôte menu, which changes daily.
▪ The traditionally built dining room offers a superb standard of cuisine and an alacarte menu.
▪ Dinner is a set starter and dessert, and for the main course you may choose from the alacarte menu.
daily
▪ I have a nutritionist who travels with me and works out a daily menu.
▪ All are waiter service, with a daily change of menu.
▪ The restaurant is open throughout the year, with a daily change of menu and friendly and helpful staff.
▪ Excellent daily menu of hot and cold lunch dishes.
extensive
▪ Inexpensive interesting lunches. Extensive dinner menu, with seafood a speciality.
▪ Chef Laurent Reuxs' genius in crafting both the extensive regular menu and the nightly specials makes ordering difficult.
▪ Furnished to a very high standard, large elegant Restaurant with extensive menus.
▪ In addition, McCormick's will offer their extensive regular menu.
▪ The splendid restaurant offers and extensive choice of menu both traditional and speciality.
▪ An extensive menu, with a choice range of wines, spirits and beers.
full
▪ See our outdoor entertaining spread on pages 14 and 15 for the full menu.
▪ In the evening there is a full àlacarte menu with many steak specialities.
▪ There's a good range of snacks during the day and a full restaurant menu at night.
▪ The tinned food was of the self-heating variety and contained a full and varied menu.
▪ A full vegetarian menu is available.
▪ If you find the full menus over powering switch to novice mode and you still have quick access to all key features.
main
▪ When the mouse cursor enters this menu bar the main menu is displayed which controls the 19 primary functions of MegaCAD.
▪ You will, once again, return to the main menu.
▪ As you launch the program you're greeted with a friendly main menu rather than a blank screen.
▪ The main menu provides eight options altogether, each selectable by number.
▪ Double-click on a blank area of the screen, then select the tick to get back to the main menu. 4.
▪ The seven options on the main menu provide the key to what the program can do.
▪ A main menu gives a list of the main functions: compose, record, edit, perform and write.
▪ These may be run from option three of the main menu.
regular
▪ Chef Laurent Reuxs' genius in crafting both the extensive regular menu and the nightly specials makes ordering difficult.
▪ In addition to the regular menu, daily specials are offered.
▪ In addition, the regular menu will be available for diners who have yet to be struck by Cupid's arrow.
▪ Although Le Bistro has a regular menu from which to order, the board of daily specials is the way to go.
▪ In addition, McCormick's will offer their extensive regular menu.
▪ Patrons order from the regular menu, with lunchtime entertainment provided by harpist Patricia Harris.
set
▪ Buffet-style breakfast and lunch; set menu for dinner; mineral water flows from taps.
▪ Buffet-style breakfast and lunch; set menu for dinner; self service taverna.
▪ Dinner is a set menu of three courses.
▪ Breakfast is continental, whilst dinner is three courses from a set menu.
simple
▪ The program is based around a very simple menu based script editor.
▪ But HotBot lets you narrow your search using simple pull-down menus and on-screen buttons.
▪ I followed routines and simple homely menus.
▪ Then try Josceline Dimbleby's stylish but simple dinner party menus.
special
▪ Most hotels have a bar and restaurant with low-price fixed menus and special menus for children.
▪ Many of these items are included on a special lunch menu.
▪ When the weather's good there's nothing like a luxurious dessert to give a special menu a final flourish.
▪ There are no special menus to read and no format settings to make because the default format is already established.
▪ The hotel has a good restaurant, which offers a special diet menu for those feeling particularly righteous or plain guilty.
▪ For children a special menu is provided, with special mealtimes if required.
▪ I have designed a special celebration menu for you today.
▪ Napoleon Special price àlacarte menu at 24,000 Lire for all guests.
■ NOUN
bar
▪ The program opens with a blank drawing screen and a single menu bar to the left-hand side.
▪ Take the menu bar, that row of words that rests on the white space at the top of every Macintosh application.
▪ To check the correct font name, refer to the font list from the menu bar or press F9.
▪ As it turns out, Bill Atkinson did not originally plan for a menu bar on top of the screen.
▪ When the required function has been selected the menu rolls back up into the menu bar leaving the screen clear.
▪ Opening GoTo Bookmarks in Windows gives you a menu bar.
▪ The opening screen presents the user with the menu bar and main menu.
▪ Every program would have similarities on its menu bars, and similar commands.
dinner
▪ The first class restaurant offers an excellent buffet breakfast and a choice of three dinner menus.
▪ Topping the dinner menu were roadkill rabbit and squirrel, and of course also deer.
▪ Extensive dinner menu, with seafood a speciality.
▪ The dinner menu feels more free-ranging in its ambition and scope.
▪ Breakfast is a buffet, and there is a salad buffet and choice of dinner menu in the evening.
▪ A five course dinner menu as £23 and includes vegetarian choices.
▪ Lunch includes many of the same items as the dinner menu, with a heightened emphasis on sandwich and salad specialties.
file
▪ For instance, the File menu deals with the database and the Write menu handles word processing.
▪ Register and set up an account and go to the file menu.
▪ When you have typed the program in use the command Save in the file menu to save it.
▪ You can reload it using Open in the file menu.
▪ With this icon highlighted, you can pop down the File menu and select Properties.
▪ Either drag and drop them into a message or choose Send Page from under the File menu.
▪ Then once you're online, you'd choose Send Unsent Messages from the File menu.
format
▪ With the new document active on your screen, select Style from the Format menu.
▪ The Page Format menu reappears. 6.
▪ You will see the Print Format menu shown in Figure 1. 1.
▪ Some minor changes that have been made to the screen and print format menu will also be covered here.
▪ The Print Format menu includes a new option, Line Numbering.
▪ Press Alt-F8 to display the Page Format menu. 3.
▪ Press Enter, then press F7 to return to the Page Format menu. 13.
▪ Press Shift-F5 2 to display the Date Format menu, shown in Figure 5. 4. 3.
item
▪ In fact, it offers more experimental menu items and store formats than any of its competitors.
▪ A mouse click on a menu item would do it.
▪ It has also set out some rules about which menu items can or can not be increased in price.
▪ Regular menu items and prices apply.
▪ The feature is well implemented and easy-to-use, with a wizard based interface that lets you create nested menu items.
lunch
▪ Gail was in the office behind the desk, typing out the lunch menus.
▪ Many of these items are included on a special lunch menu.
▪ And Father John is in the kitchens making sure that today's lunch menu is up to scratch.
▪ The hostess was pulling out his chair for him and handing him a large laminated lunch menu.
▪ She paused, pretending to check the lunch menu.
option
▪ Press Alt and the first letter of the menu option and the sub-menu will drop down.
▪ Press the? key to bring up the help file for a currently selected menu option.
▪ If the program causes your computer to misbehave, you can always uninstall it via a menu option.
▪ Of course if you have a mouse installed you can achieve the same result by simply pointing and clicking on the menu option.
restaurant
▪ There's a good range of snacks during the day and a full restaurant menu at night.
start
▪ This happens with links in the Start menu as well as desktop links.
▪ Create shortcuts to these items and install in the Start menu.
▪ The Start menu demonstrates something else you can do with shortcuts: rename them and still retain the underlying links.
▪ Next question: Do you want to modify the original Start menu?
▪ Get rid of the trusty old Program Manager and replace it with the Start menu?
▪ Basically, the Start menu and My Computer icon represent another step toward making computerese disappear.
▪ To get a program into memory, where it can do something useful, you select it from the Start menu.
▪ For convenience, you can create shortcuts to those specific programs and install them at the highest level of the Start menu.
system
▪ A menu system makes Screen Scenes easy to control and customize.
▪ Various spreadsheet programs used different menu systems showing that the system used by Lotus was expression and not idea.
▪ The monitor's own menu system allows easy manipulation of screen size and shape, as well as colour temperature.
■ VERB
choose
▪ Many of the most highly regarded chefs choose their menus after seeing for themselves which the freshest foods are at the market!
▪ Right-click on the My Computer icon and choose Properties from the menu that appears.
▪ Dinner is a set starter and dessert, and for the main course you may choose from the alacarte menu.
▪ Experience the luxury of truly choosing your own menus, your own destination, your own way of life.
create
▪ The feature is well implemented and easy-to-use, with a wizard based interface that lets you create nested menu items.
▪ Basically, it creates a menu relevant to the object you have selected with your cursor.
▪ With 15 relatives coming for a special dinner, she hopes to create the perfect menu.
display
▪ Type Printer to display the Printer menu, shown in Figure 4. 5. 4.
▪ Press Alt-F8 to display the Page Format menu. 3.
▪ Press Enter to display the Edit menu, shown in Figure 4. 7. 8.
▪ Press Shift-F5 2 to display the Date Format menu, shown in Figure 5. 4. 3.
include
▪ A five course dinner menu as £23 and includes vegetarian choices.
▪ The happy hour food menu includes hot wings, chicken quesadillas, onion rings and crab cakes, among others.
▪ At Pollock Halls, the full-board menu includes some vegetarian dishes, though these might not suit the needs of all vegetarians.
▪ Excellent menu includes roast duck, smoked salmon, fish and game dishes.
▪ The Print Format menu includes a new option, Line Numbering.
▪ It has booths, and its menu includes sandwiches and chili.
offer
▪ The hotel has a good restaurant, which offers a special diet menu for those feeling particularly righteous or plain guilty.
▪ In addition, McCormick's will offer their extensive regular menu.
▪ Lounge bar and restaurant offering a first-class menu.
▪ Next door to the Bowmer, Chateaulin offers a Euro-style menu, including scrumptious marinated goat cheese on toast fingers.
▪ A remote control unit will offer an on-screen menu.
▪ Each morning, breakfast is served in the large ground-floor restaurant which offers a choice of menu at dinner.
▪ For more substantial meals there are plenty of bigger cafes and restaurants offering set-price menus.
plan
▪ As it turns out, Bill Atkinson did not originally plan for a menu bar on top of the screen.
▪ As recently as the 1970s, home economics classes taught students to plan menus incorporating food from each group every day.
pull
▪ The program uses pull down menus and is easy to follow.
▪ I could not pull down a menu.
▪ On Navigator, pull down the menu marked Options, and then click on the Helpers tab.
select
▪ To activate your filter, select the View menu.
▪ To build these clever applications, you just select from menus or fill in the blanks on forms.
▪ When the required function has been selected the menu rolls back up into the menu bar leaving the screen clear.
▪ Just select carefully from the menu.
▪ Changing to one of the pre-designed colour schemes is simply a matter of selecting from a menu.
▪ Cross references for the search term chosen can also be selected by menu.
serve
▪ The County Seat Cafe, on Montezuma, serves an eclectic menu of fine dining.
show
▪ The status line shows all of the menu options: Press 1 to search for a font change.
▪ This figure shows how the menu appears on a monochrome monitor equipped with a color graphics board.
study
▪ Portia Forbes had come in and with a tray in her hand was studying the menu.
▪ The waitress pushed two tables together and we sat down and studied the menus.
▪ A waiter led her to the table she'd booked downstairs, and left her to study the menu.
▪ She was studying the menu outside a restaurant when some one called her name.
use
▪ Recommendations can be made or applications recorded easily with the device using drop-down menus and templates.
▪ But HotBot lets you narrow your search using simple pull-down menus and on-screen buttons.
▪ This is simpler than using the old text menus.
▪ To resize a window you had to use a menu.
▪ The program is fast and simple to use being menu driven and has excellent printed and on-line documentation.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
pop-up menu/window
▪ For that reason, he rejected pop-up windows.
▪ One pleasing exception is the new pop-up menu feature.
pull down a menu
▪ I could not pull down a menu.
▪ The pull down menus make the game easy to play and the smooth animation help keep the interest of younger players.
▪ The program has a pull down menu interface for ease of use.
▪ The program uses pull down menus and is easy to follow.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Basically, the Start menu and My Computer icon represent another step toward making computerese disappear.
▪ I was relieved to find that my favorites on the menu had not changed in execution one bit.
▪ It has also simplified the menu.
▪ Pull down menus offer easy access to the multitude of facilities and options can be selected by mouse or keyboard.
▪ The Printer Options menu, shown in Figure 6. 2, appears. 6.
▪ When the mouse cursor enters this menu bar the main menu is displayed which controls the 19 primary functions of MegaCAD.
Wikipedia

Menu

In a restaurant, a menu is a presentation of food and beverage offerings. A menu may be à la carte – which guests use to choose from a list of options – or table d'hôte, in which case a pre-established sequence of courses is served.

Menu (computing)

In computing and telecommunications, a menu or menu bar is graphical control element. It is a list of options or commands presented to an operator by a computer or communications system.

Choices given from a menu may be selected by the operator by a number of methods (called interfaces):

Menu (disambiguation)

A menu is a list of foods at a restaurant.

Menu may also refer to:

  • Menu (computing), a list of options
  • Menu (film)
  • Menu Foods, a pet food company
  • Menu key, on a keyboard
  • Operation Menu, a bombing campaign
  • Alain Menu, Swiss racing driver

Menu (film)

Menu is a 1933 American Pre-Code short comedy film directed by Nick Grinde, produced by Pete Smith, and filmed in Technicolor. The film was nominated for an Academy Award at the 6th Academy Awards in 1933 for Best Short Subject (Novelty). This could be considered a " prequel" to the MGM short film Penny Wisdom (1937), also produced by Pete Smith.

The Collaborative International Dictionary

menu

menu \men"u\ (m[e^]n"y[=oo]), n. [F., slender, thin, minute. See 4th Minute.]

  1. The details of a banquet; a list of the dishes served at a meal, whether or not one has a choice.

  2. Any list of objects, activities, etc. from which to choose; a selection of alternatives.

  3. Hence:A list of dishes form which to choose at a restaurant; a bill of fare.

  4. Hence: (Computers) A list displayed on the computer screen, by which a program provides the user with different options for processing by the program. It usually includes a mechanism, such as pointing by a mouse or selection by arrow keys, to select the desired option from those on the list. Depending on how the menu is displayed, it may be a pop-up menu or pull-down menu.

Wiktionary

menu

n. 1 The details of the food to be served at a banquet; a bill of fare. 2 A printed list of dishes offered in a restaurant. 3 (context computing English) A list from which the user may select an operation to be performed, often done with a mouse or other pointing device under a graphical user interface, but usually also controllable from the keyboard.

WordNet

menu

  1. n. a list of dishes available at a restaurant; "the menu was in French" [syn: bill of fare, card, carte du jour, carte]

  2. the dishes making up a meal

  3. (computer science) a list of options available to a computer user [syn: computer menu]

  4. an agenda of things to do; "they worked rapidly down the menu of reports" [syn: fare]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

menu

1837, from French menu de repas "list of what is served at a meal," from Middle French menu (adj.) "small, detailed" (11c.), from Latin minutus "small," literally "made smaller," past participle of minuere "to diminish," from root of minus "to diminish" (see minus). Computer usage is from 1967, from expanded sense of "any detailed list," first attested 1889.

Usage examples of "menu".

Necker, as usual, was better prepared to deal with the impossible accoustics in the 120-foot-long Salle des Menus Plaisirs.

Everything on the menu, every appetizer, hot and cold, every salad, every fish and bird and piece of meat, was terrifically alluring, but none more than the others.

She was so much back to normal, so much enjoying herself, that she did not even notice Adam was strolling to the door or that the Frenchman was leaving his two pretty girls- Bannerman had rejoined Bradley with a joking remark, while Bradley ordered something to eat with a look of distaste for the limited menu.

Hours into the game, we had to find homonyms in the menu of a restaurant, swim out to a dinghy in the middle of a lake, and go into a house party to retrieve a clue from kids who were staging a knife fight.

Consulting the impressive list on a kind of menu pinned to his door, Isaac unhesitatingly chose otorhinolaryngological disease, something which no one could prove he did not have, and was borne off in a sedan chair by two gleeful male nurses for a course of hydrotherapy and massive immersion in radioactive mud.

No, that was definitely not a menu calculated to make Clyde Manship salivate.

From the masseuse, he learned that she had a full-body massage every week, usually on Monday afternoons, though she wanted to change it this week, and if Griffin was interested, the menu included not only Swedish massage, but reflexology, hydromassage, and conditioning body scrubs.

One would have had access to the breakfast menu of the Linno, the other the opportunity to receive the message from agent number one, tie up the radioman, type up the two notes-- both had been written on the radio-shack typewriter-- plant the bomb with its message, and then hurry to the disembarkation of Forte and his party from the Sun King and slip him the monitory note.

The Rowan accepted - unfortunately almost too casually, for Moria hated to admit she might be in the wrong to a younger person - and appeared far more interested in the dinner menu.

There is a strip of titanium within the righthand overleaf of the menu.

There is a strip of titanium within the right-hand overleaf of the menu.

What had Marr and Senn done, list their complete menu and how all the dishes were prepared?

The menu was being presented in a perfunctory drone, as if Marr and Senn had been forced into this new business through economic desperation.

Marr and Senn had printed up souvenir menus for each member of the Zaginow delegation.

The speakers twanged out a familiar riff on the shamisen as the database menu appeared.