[ ah-muhnd-suhn; Norwegian ah-moon-suhn ]

  1. Ro·ald [roh-ahl], /ˈroʊ ɑl/, 1872–1928, Norwegian explorer: discovered the South Pole in 1911.

Words Nearby Amundsen Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Amundsen in a sentence

  • Amundsen had told me something of their arrangements on the way up, and I knew Hassel was responsible for coal, wood, and oil.

  • My interest is now divided between "it" in the bowl and Amundsen's return, with the meteorological discussion that will ensue.

  • There was not going to be any fun out there with Amundsen, who was sitting on the camp-stool half asleep.

British Dictionary definitions for Amundsen


/ (Norwegian ˈaːmunsən) /

  1. Roald (ˈrɔald). 1872–1928, Norwegian explorer and navigator, who was the first man to reach the South Pole (1911)

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