Definitions for DOTEdoʊt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dote(verb)

    be foolish or senile due to old age

  2. dote(verb)

    shower with love; show excessive affection for

    "Grandmother dotes on her the twins"


  1. dote(Noun)

    A darling, a cutie.

  2. dote(Verb)

    To be excessively fond of.

    Little Bill's parents just keep doting on him.

  3. dote(Verb)

    To act in a foolish manner.

  4. Origin: From doten; compare to Germanic dotten, "to be foolish".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dote(noun)

    a marriage portion. [Obs.] See 1st Dot, n

  2. Dote(noun)

    natural endowments

  3. Dote(verb)

    to act foolishly

  4. Dote(verb)

    to be weak-minded, silly, or idiotic; to have the intellect impaired, especially by age, so that the mind wanders or wavers; to drivel

  5. Dote(verb)

    to be excessively or foolishly fond; to love to excess; to be weakly affectionate; -- with on or upon; as, the mother dotes on her child

  6. Dote(noun)

    an imbecile; a dotard

  7. Origin: [See Dot dowry.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dote

    dōt, v.i. (arch.) to be stupid or foolish: to be weakly affectionate: to show excessive love—formerly also spelt Doat.—ns. Dōt′age, a doting: childishness of old age: excessive fondness; Dōt′ant (Shak.), a dotard; Dōt′ard, one who dotes: one showing the weakness of old age, or excessive fondness.—adj. Dōt′ed (Spens.), stupid.—n. Dōt′er, one who dotes.—p.adj. and n. Dōt′ing.—adjs. Dōt′ish, silly; Dot′tle (Scot.), stupid.—n. a dotard.—adj. Dot′ty, feeble in mind: tottering. [Old Dut. doten, to be silly, Scot. doitet, stupid; Fr. radoter, to rave, is from the same root.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DOTE in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DOTE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Shakespeare:

    I dote on his very absence.

  2. Walt Whitman:

    I dote on myself, there is that lot of me and all so luscious.

  3. Edward Young:

    Some for renown, on scraps of learning dote, And think they grow immortal as they quote.

  4. Edward Young, Love of Fame (satire I, l. 89):

    Some for renown, on scraps of learning dote,
    And think they grow immortal as they quote.

  5. Trong Young:

    One of the best ways to judge the FB trends in a city is to see what the hotels are doing, recently Anti:dote at Fairmont Hotel and Manhattan Bar at Regent Singapore hotel opened, while Four Seasons hired one of the greatest bartenders in history -- Javier de lad Muelas -- to consult on its beverage and cocktail list at One Ninety bar.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • оглупявам, влюбвам се до уши, изкуфявамBulgarian
  • schwärmenGerman
  • hölmöillä, söpöläinen, jumaloidaFinnish
  • whakamatariki, whakamaimoaMāori
  • dollen, schat, dot, dol zijn opDutch
  • душечка, души не чаять, впадать в старческий маразм, выживать из ума, милашка, обожатьRussian

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