|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) Value; estimation; the gratification or pleasure taken in anything.
2. (n.) That which is delicious or delicate; a delicacy.
3. (n.) A term of fondness.
4. (superl.) Rare; valuable; costly.
5. (superl.) Delicious to the palate; toothsome.
6. (superl.) Nice; delicate; elegant, in form, manner, or breeding; well-formed; neat; tender.
7. (superl.) Requiring dainties. Hence: Overnice; hard to please; fastidious; squeamish; scrupulous; ceremonious.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DAINTIES; DAINTY (MEATS)
dan'-tis (maT`ammoth, "things full of taste," man`ammim, ma`adhan; liparos, "fat," "shining"): Jacob is represented as predicting of Asher, "He shall yield royal dainties" (Genesis 49:20; compare parallel clause, "His bread shall be fat," and Deuteronomy 33:24, "Let him dip his foot in oil"). David, praying to be delivered from the ways of "men that work inquiry," cries, "Let me not eat of their dainties" (Psalm 141:4). The man who sitteth "to eat with a ruler" (Proverbs 23:1-3) is counseled, "If thou be a man given to appetite, be not desirous of his dainties; seeing they are deceitful food" (compare John's words in the woes upon Babylon (Revelation 18:14), "All things that were dainties and sumptuous are perished from thee," and Homer's Iliad (Pope). xviii.456). "Dainties," then, are luxuries, costly, delicate and rare. This idea is common to all the words thus rendered; naturally associated with kings' tables, and with the lives of those who are lovers of pleasure and luxury. By their associations and their softening effects they are to be abstained from or indulged in moderately as "deceitful food" by those who would live the simple and righteous life which wisdom sanctions. They are also "offered not from genuine hospitality, but with some by-ends." He should also shun the dainties of the niggard (Proverbs 23:6), who counts the cost (Proverbs 23:7 the Revised Version, margin) of every morsel that his guest eats.
See DELICATE; FOOD, etc.
George B. Eager
Dainty (7 Occurrences)
Revelation 18:14 The fruits which your soul lusted after have been lost to you, and all things that were dainty and sumptuous have perished from you, and you will find them no more at all. (WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT)
Job 33:20 So that his life abhors bread, and his soul dainty food. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)
Proverbs 18:8 The words of a gossip are like dainty morsels: they go down into a person's innermost parts. (WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS)
Proverbs 23:6 Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats: (KJV)
Proverbs 26:22 The words of a whisperer are as dainty morsels, they go down into the innermost parts. (WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS)
Jeremiah 6:2 The fair and delicate one, the daughter of Zion, will be cut off by my hand. (See NAS)
Habakkuk 1:16 therefore he sacrificeth unto his net, and burneth incense unto his drag; for by them his portion is become fat, and his meat dainty. (DBY)