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Dotard definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DOTARD, n. [dote and ard, kind.]
1. A man whose intellect is impaired by age; one in his second childhood.
The sickly dotard wants a wife.
2. A doting fellow; one foolishly fond.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: an oldster in his dotage; someone whose age has impaired his intellect

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 14th century a person in his or her dotage

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a person who is feeble-minded, esp. from senility. Etymology: ME f. DOTE + -ARD

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Seal Seal (s[=e]l), n. [OE. sele, AS. seolh; akin to OHG. selah, Dan. s[ae]l, Sw. sj["a]l, Icel. selr.] (Zo["o]l.) Any aquatic carnivorous mammal of the families Phocid[ae] and Otariid[ae]. Note: Seals inhabit seacoasts, and are found principally in the higher latitudes of both hemispheres. There are numerous species, bearing such popular names as sea lion, sea leopard, sea bear, or ursine seal, fur seal, and sea elephant. The bearded seal (Erignathus barbatus), the hooded seal (Cystophora crustata), and the ringed seal (Phoca f[oe]tida), are northern species. See also Eared seal, Harp seal, and Fur seal, under Eared, Harp, Monk, and Fur. Seals are much hunted for their skins and fur, and also for their oil, which in some species is very abundant. Harbor seal (Zo["o]l.), the common seal (Phoca vitulina). It inhabits both the North Atlantic and the North Pacific Ocean, and often ascends rivers; -- called also marbled seal, native seal, river seal, bay seal, land seal, sea calf, sea cat, sea dog, dotard, ranger, selchie, tangfish.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Dotard Do"tard, n. [Dote, v. i.] One whose mind is impaired by age; one in second childhood. The sickly dotard wants a wife. -- Prior.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Driveller, imbecile, doting old man.

Moby Thesaurus

Father Time, Methuselah, Nestor, Old Paar, centenarian, elder, fogy, fuddy-duddy, gaffer, geezer, golden-ager, gramps, grandfather, grandsire, graybeard, nonagenarian, octogenarian, old chap, old codger, old dog, old duffer, old fart, old fogy, old geezer, old gent, old gentleman, old man, old party, old-timer, older, oldster, pantaloon, patriarch, presbyter, senile, senior citizen, septuagenarian, sexagenarian, the quiet-voiced elders, venerable sir, veteran

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