pull-down menu


General English


  • noun a set of options that are displayed below the relevant entry on a menu-bar.
  • noun a menu that can be displayed on the screen at any time by pressing the appropriate key, usually displayed over material already on the screen.


  • In a GUI, a menu which is always available in the active window, but whose contents are revealed only when a user selects said menu with a mouse or keyboard command. Once selected, the menu choices are presented in a vertical array below the menu title. Also called pop-down menu, or drop-down menu.
  • synonympop-down menu

Information & Library Science

  • noun a list of options in a computer program which can be displayed on screen over work that is already being done