be foolish or senile due to old age
shower with love; show excessive affection for
"Grandmother dotes on her the twins"
A darling, a cutie.
To be excessively fond of.
Little Bill's parents just keep doting on him.
To act in a foolish manner.
Origin: From doten; compare to Germanic dotten, "to be foolish".
a marriage portion. [Obs.] See 1st Dot, n
to act foolishly
to be weak-minded, silly, or idiotic; to have the intellect impaired, especially by age, so that the mind wanders or wavers; to drivel
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
an imbecile; a dotard
Origin: [See Dot dowry.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of DOTE in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of DOTE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I dote on his very absence.
I dote on myself, there is that lot of me and all so luscious.
Only the weak rest on their laurels and dote on past triumphs.
Some for renown, on scraps of learning dote, And think they grow immortal as they quote.
Some for renown, on scraps of learning dote,
And think they grow immortal as they quote.
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