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.]
old, adj. ; less formal, silly, foolish, (n., v. t.)
old: He is in his dotage.; He is a dotard. silly foolish: He really dotes on his grandchildren.; When it comes to his grandchildren, he is such a dotard.
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The numerical value of DOTE in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of DOTE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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