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4 definitions found
 for dotard
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Seal \Seal\ (s[=e]l), n. [OE. sele, AS. seolh; akin to OHG.
     selah, Dan. sael, Sw. sj[aum]l, Icel. selr.] (Zool.)
     Any aquatic carnivorous mammal of the families Phocidae and
     Otariidae.
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     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
           cristata), and the ringed seal ({Phoca foetida}), are
           northern species. See also Eared seal, Harp seal,
           Monk 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.
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     Harbor+seal+(Zool.),+the+common+seal+({Phoca+vitulina">Harbor seal (Zool.), 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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dotard \Do"tard\, n. [{Dote, v. i.]
     One whose mind is impaired by age; one in second childhood.
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           The sickly dotard wants a wife.          -- Prior.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  41 Moby Thesaurus words for "dotard":
     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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