American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Croesus 1 Died c. 546 B.C. Last king of Lydia (560-546) whose kingdom, which had prospered during his reign, fell to the Persians under Cyrus.
- n. A very wealthy man.
- n. historical A male given name
- n. specifically a king of Lydia, noted for his great wealth
- n. figuratively a rich person
- n. last king of Lydia (died in 546 BC)
- n. a very wealthy man
- From Ancient Greek Κροῖσος (Kroisos) (Wiktionary)
- After Croesus. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Croesus nōn semper mānsit rēx, _Croesus did not always remain king_.”
“Trimalchio himself then favored us with an impersonation of a man blowing a trumpet, and when he had finished, he looked around for his minion, whom he called Croesus, a blear-eyed slave whose teeth were very disagreeably discolored.”
““There, Croesus, that is treasure number one; and now run through the rest, and count what sums I have in hand, in case I need them.””
“All of Bushco, indicted, imprisoned, or nothing, will be rich beyond Croesus, which is what Bush and Cheney already are.”
“Most of the regulars seem pretty cool, but this one guy, who uses the name "Croesus," is my favorite.”
“I feel I should point out here that my character "Croesus" is in no way based on anything I have seen on that messageboard/legal disclaimer.”
“Croesus" for your daughter, and the little tricks you played to bring that marriage about.”
“The Croesus was a Mediterranean casino cruise so exclusive that even the rich and famous needed written invitations just to board.”
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“If every American had ready access to the basic necessities of life—food, clothing, shelter and health care—no one would justly begrudge a millionaire as rich as Croesus.”
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