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Definition of the noun dote

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  1. [context: Ireland] A darling, a cutie.

Definition of the verb dote

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verb - inflections: doted | doting | dotes

  1. be foolish or senile due to old age
  2. shower with love; show excessive affection for
    • example: Grandmother dotes on the twins
    • lexical domain: Emotions - verbs of feeling
    • more generic word: love = have a great affection or liking for

Alternative definition of the verb dote


  1. [intransitive, construed with 'on'] To be excessively fond of.
  2. [intransitive, archaic] To act in a foolish manner.


DOTE a.k.a. The Bureau of Technical Education is one of several bureaus under the Department of Higher Education of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Union Government. It is a department of each state government in India. It is responsible for technical education in each respective state. The bureau imparts and regulates technical education. Generally, the bureau runs technical institutes like Polytechnic and engineering colleges. The bureau's duties include curriculum revision, selection of teachers, admission of students, and infrastructure upgrades.

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Google previewInspirational Stories From The Work Of Phil Murray

The dote is a feeble minded silliness of imbalanced infatuation...

Google previewThe 49 Steps to a Bright Life (1996)

by Phil Murray

The dote is a feeble minded silliness of imbalanced infatuation...

Google previewUnited States Navy Aviation Mechanics' Training System for Plane Maintenance Force (1919)

Course Manual for Quartermasters' (A) Course

Dote is an incipient form of wood decay, materially effecting the strength of the piece, and is distinguished by soft, dead, white blotches in the heartwood. It is generally accompanied by dark brown spots scattered over the affected portions.

Google previewThe Family Cyclopaedia; being a manual of useful and necessary knowledge, alphabetically arranged; comprising all the recent inventions, discoveries, and improvements in domestic economy, agriculture, and chemistry, etc (1822)

by James JENNINGS (of Huntspill.)

The usual anti dote is the dung of pigs, which should be given to the animal as soon as pos.

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

DOTE, v. n. Goth. dotla; Fr. dotDot.AGE, n.s. |: or radoter; Belgic, Do"TARD, m. s. doten; to be dozing. To Do'TED, adj. have the mind impaired Do'TER, n.s. | by age or otherwise; to Do'TiNGLY, adv. have extreme or foolish fondness; often used ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety: The body, health care, management and policy, tools and approaches (1998)

by Jeanne Mager Stellman

Development Organization August 1993 to dote »UNU United Notions University for Training and Research EGATT General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade vUNMIH United Nations Mission in Haiti September 1993 to date TWFC World Food ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (1810)

To DOTE , v. m. [doten, Dut. radoter, Fr.] To have the intelle&t impaired by age or passion; ...

Google previewA new dictionary of the English language (1839)

by Charles Richardson

DOTE, v. Also written Boat. -age. To dote is, — to do as dotards -ard. do ; to be weak or imbecile in -ARDLV. mind or understanding ; to be -er. weakly fond, childishly, unreason- -INGLY. ably, excessively so. — "Shak. -1SB. D- Doten, dulien ...

Google previewAn Universal Etymological Dictionary (1759)

by Bailey

l 'To DOTE [dureth Do] to grow dull, sense-less, or sliipirl.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

DOTE. DOTE. O ye men, wyne is maruelous stronge , and oucrcometli. Generic character. Last joint of the maxillary palpi much shorter than the last, second transverse, front of the sternum produced in the shape of ...

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Dote Meaning

Video shows what dote means. To be excessively fond of.. To act in a foolish manner; to be senile.. dote pronunciation. How to pronounce, definition by ...

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Some for renown, on scraps of learning dote,
And think they grow immortal as they quote. (Edward Young)
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Scrabble value of D2O1T1E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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