Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A list of the dishes to be served or available for a meal.
  • n. The dishes served or available at a meal.
  • n. A list of available options, especially as displayed on a screen.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The details of the food to be served at a banquet; a bill of fare.
  • n. A printed list of dishes offered in a restaurant.
  • n. 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The details of a banquet; a list of the dishes served at a meal, whether or not one has a choice.
  • n. Any list of objects, activities, etc. from which to choose; a selection of alternatives.
  • n. A list of dishes form which to choose at a restaurant; a bill of fare.
  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bill of fare.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (computer science) a list of options available to a computer user
  • n. the dishes making up a meal
  • n. a list of dishes available at a restaurant
  • n. an agenda of things to do

Etymologies

French, small, minute, menu, from Old French menut, small, from Latin minūtus, past participle of minuere, to diminish; see mei-2 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French menu. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • To handle two menu commands, new_file and open_file, you'll create these handlers: void on_menu_command (ev:: menu&, menu:: new_file) {...} void on_menu_command (ev:: menu&, menu:: open_file) {...

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  • Assume you're implementing a form to handle a menu command, like so: void on_menu_command (ev:: menu&, menu:: some_menu_id) {...

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  • This is the title menu and yes the game has already started.

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  • Even though I knew I put the MGS3 disc in and saw all the title menu screens, I was thouroughly perplexed as to what happened.

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  • So if there are 3 avi's or documentaries on dvd 1, I want to see 3 thumbnails in the title menu and not 14 such as now with winavi that creates 14 chapters every 150sec Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.

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  • The title menu is a pixilated mess and a step backward from the other episodes 'clean black and white animated menus.

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  • So using Convertxtodvd; How can I really get the title menu to play first on my dvd player?

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  • But after burning the dvd, then inserting the dvd into my dvd player, it still skips the title menu even though I've un-checked/un-ticked "Auto-start Playback", "Skip root menu initially", etc..

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  • Using Convertxtodvd 3.3.4 or 4; How can I really get the title menu to play first on my dvd player?

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