dote

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: doté

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle Low German doten (to be foolish). Doublet of doit (Scottish English).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

dote (third-person singular simple present dotes, present participle doting, simple past and past participle doted)

  1. (intransitive, usually with on) To be excessively fond of.
    Synonyms: adore, love
    Little Bill's parents just keep doting on him.
  2. (intransitive, archaic) To act in a foolish manner; to be senile.
    • Dryden
      Time has made you dote, and vainly tell / Of arms imagined in your lonely cell.
    • South
      He survived the use of his reason, grew infatuated, and doted long before he died.

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

dote (plural dotes)

  1. (Ireland) A darling, a cutie.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses, episode 13,
      But to be sure baby was as good as gold, a perfect little dote in his new fancy bib.
  2. (obsolete) An imbecile; a dotard.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)

Translations[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

dote

  1. first-person singular present indicative of doter
  2. third-person singular present indicative of doter
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of doter
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of doter
  5. second-person singular imperative of doter

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dōs, dotem.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dote f (plural doti)

  1. dowry
  2. gift (2), talent (3)

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

dōte

  1. ablative singular of dōs

References[edit]

  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “dote”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dos

Noun[edit]

dote m (plural dotes)

  1. foundation (legacy constituting a permanent fund of a charity)
  2. dowry (property or payment given at time of marriage)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dōs, dotis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dote f (plural dotes)

  1. dowry
  2. talent

Related terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

dote

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of dotar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of dotar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of dotar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of dotar.

Venetian[edit]

Noun[edit]

dote

  1. plural of dota