(Dah"lin) n. [From Dahlia.] (Chem.) A variety of starch extracted from the dahlia; — called also inulin. See Inulin.

(Dai"li*ness) n. Daily occurence. [R.]

(Dai"ly) a. [AS. dæglic; dæg day + -lic like. See Day.] Happening, or belonging to, each successive day; diurnal; as, daily labor; a daily bulletin.

Give us this day our daily bread.
Matt. vi. 11.

Bunyan has told us . . . that in New England his dream was the daily subject of the conversation of thousands.

Syn.Daily, Diurnal. Daily is Anglo-Saxon, and diurnal is Latin. The former is used in reference to the ordinary concerns of life; as, daily wants, daily cares, daily employments. The latter is appropriated chiefly by astronomers to what belongs to the astronomical day; as, the diurnal revolution of the earth.

Man hath his daily work of body or mind
Appointed, which declares his dignity,
And the regard of Heaven on all his ways.

Half yet remains unsung, but narrower bound
Within the visible diurnal sphere.

(Dai"ly), n.; pl. Dailies A publication which appears regularly every day; as, the morning dailies.

(Dai"ly), adv. Every day; day by day; as, a thing happens daily.

(Dai"mi*o) n.; pl. Daimios [Jap., fr. Chin. tai ming great name.] The title of the feudal nobles of Japan.

The daimios, or territorial nobles, resided in Yedo and were divided into four classes.
Am. Cyc.

(Daint) n. [See Dainty, n.] Something of exquisite taste; a dainty. [Obs.] — a. Dainty. [Obs.]

To cherish him with diets daint.

(Dain"ti*fy) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Daintified ; p. pr. & vb. n. Daintifying.] [Dainty + -fy.] To render dainty, delicate, or fastidious. "Daintified emotion." Sat. rev.

(Dain"ti*ly), adv. In a dainty manner; nicely; scrupulously; fastidiously; deliciously; prettily.

(Dain"ti*ness), n. The quality of being dainty; nicety; niceness; elegance; delicacy; deliciousness; fastidiousness; squeamishness.

The daintiness and niceness of our captains

More notorious for the daintiness of the provision . . . than for the massiveness of the dish.

The duke exeeded in the daintiness of his leg and foot, and the earl in the fine shape of his hands,
Sir H. Wotton.

(Dain"trel) n. [From daint or dainty; cf. OF. daintier.] Adelicacy. [Obs.] Halliwell.

(Dain"ty) n.; pl. Dainties [OE. deinie, dainte, deintie, deyntee, OF. deintié delicacy, orig., dignity, honor, fr. L. dignitas, fr. dignus worthy. See Deign, and cf. Dignity.]

1. Value; estimation; the gratification or pleasure taken in anything. [Obs.]

I ne told no deyntee of her love.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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