Meaning of Croesus in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkriːsəs/

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proper noun

  • (6th century BC), last king of Lydia c.560–546 BC. Renowned for his great wealth, he subjugated the Greek cities on the coast of Asia Minor before being overthrown by Cyrus the Great of Persia.


  • A person of great wealth.

    ‘all that is needed now is a Croesus with a vision other than the acquisition of still greater wealth’
    • ‘Such is the nature of the fledgling Israeli art world that the artist could entertain no reasonable hope of selling it to either a Croesus or one of the major Israeli museums.’
    • ‘It's hard for people to weep over some nasty Croesus losing a couple of million.’
    • ‘A Croesus who will metamorphose into a philanthropist prepared to take on the giants of industry.’
    rich person, capitalist, tycoon, magnate, nabob, millionaire, billionaire, multimillionaire, nouveau riche, person of means


    as rich as Croesus
    • Very wealthy.

      ‘as rich as Croesus and unable to realize his millions without ruining the share price’
      • ‘If he's used his drive and determination to make himself as rich as Croesus, then good for him.’
      • ‘He may be as rich as Croesus but he is also a good minister, politically genuine and a nice man.’
      • ‘He could have been as rich as Croesus by now, but opted not to be.’
      • ‘She's as rich as Croesus now and only 22 years old.’
      • ‘Not only must he measure up to a father-in-law as rich as Croesus, he lives next door to his clifftop mansion and borrows millions off him for a business venture.’
      • ‘How does one achieve dramatic interior design results without being as rich as Croesus?’
      • ‘They're gorgeous, they're rich as Croesus, they seem to be genuinely in love.’
      • ‘Despite being 72 years-old and rich as Croesus, he cannot sleep.’
      • ‘If you are as rich as Croesus, never think of yourself as wealthy.’
      • ‘if your information is truly valuable, we can use it against him and both become as rich as Croesus!’