- died 546 b.c., king of Lydia 560–546: noted for his great wealth.
- a very rich man.
Examples from the Web for croesus
And given the legacy, long before then, of bonuses worthy of Croesus in a world of quotidian pay raises for the 99 percent?Why Was Executive Greg Smith Shocked by Greed at Goldman Sachs?
March 15, 2012
Then they asked him if he would excuse them from one duty, service against Croesus.
Croesus, they said, was the only leader who knew them; for the rest, they were content to agree.
I exclaimed, "you are the possessor of this knife, and you are not as rich as Croesus?"The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
I do not know what your means may be, but this I do know, that if you were a Croesus, you would be a beggar.Japhet in Search of a Father
Hearing this Cambyses was pleased, and commended the judgment of Croesus.The History Of Herodotus
- died ?546 bc, the last king of Lydia (560–546), noted for his great wealth
- any very rich man
Word Origin and History for croesus
from Latinized form of Greek Kroisis, 6c. B.C.E. king of Lydia in Asia Minor, famously wealthy; hence "rich man" or in other allusions to riches, from late 14c.
Idioms and Phrases with croesus
see rich as croesus.