Definition of Croesus in English:

Croesus

Line breaks: Croe|sus
Pronunciation: /ˈkriːsəs
 
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  • 1 (6th century bc), last king of Lydia circa 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.
  • 1.1 (as noun a Croesus) A person of great wealth.
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    • 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.

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