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 for menu
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
        [PJC]
  
     2. Any list of objects, activities, etc. from which to
        choose; a selection of alternatives.
        [PJC]
  
     3. Hence:A list of dishes form which to choose at a
        restaurant; a bill of fare.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  menu
      n 1: a list of dishes available at a restaurant; "the menu was
           in French" [syn: menu, 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: menu, computer menu]
      4: an agenda of things to do; "they worked rapidly down the menu
         of reports" [syn: menu, fare]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  29 Moby Thesaurus words for "menu":
     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
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  menu
  
      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.
  
     (1994-12-02)
  

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