Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Croesus

play
noun Croe·sus \ˈkrē-səs\

Definition of Croesus

  1. :  a very rich man



Origin of croesus

Croesus, king of Lydia, famed for his wealth


First Known Use: 1621


Croesus

play
biographical name Croe·sus \ˈkrē-səs\

Definition of Croesus

  1. d ca 546 b.c. king of Lydia (ca 560–546)




Learn More about croesus


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Croesus? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to eat gluttonously or ravenously

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

prompt maudlin oily angry
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ