Noah Webster's New International Dictionary of the English Language
1. (n.) A marriage portion. [Obs.] See 1st Dot, n.
2. (n.) Natural endowments.
3. (v. i.) To act foolishly.
4. (v. i.) 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. (v. i.) 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. (n.) An imbecile; a dotard.