|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
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.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
dot: "To dote" means either "to be weakminded" or "to be foolishly fond." In the latter sense it is employed in Ezekiel 23:5; in the former, in Jeremiah 50:36 the King James Version (the Revised Version (British and American) "shall become fools"); the King James Version Sirach 25:2 (the Revised Version (British and American) "lacking understanding"), and the King James Version 1 Timothy 6:4 (the Revised Version, margin "to be sick"; the King James Version margin"a fool").
Dote (1 Occurrence)
Jeremiah 50:36 A sword is upon the liars; and they shall dote: a sword is upon her mighty men; and they shall be dismayed. (KJV)