[ sver-druhp, sfer-; Norwegian svar-droop ]

  1. Ot·to Neu·mann [awt-toh noi-mahn], /ˈɔt toʊ ˈnɔɪ mɑn/, 1855?–1930, Norwegian explorer of the Arctic.

  2. Also called Sverdrup Islands. a group of islands in the N Northwest Territories of Canada, in the Arctic, W of Ellesmere Island: named after Otto Neumann Sverdrup.

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

How to use Sverdrup in a sentence

  • Captain Sverdrup, who accompanied him across Greenland, goes as navigating officer of the “Fram.”

  • Nansen and Sverdrup led the way with the large sleigh, while the others, each dragging a smaller one, followed in their wake.

    Fridtjof Nansen | Jacob B. Bull
  • Nansen was standing behind the large sleigh to steady it, while Sverdrup steered from the front.

    Fridtjof Nansen | Jacob B. Bull
  • All preparations being now made, Nansen and Sverdrup set off on their adventurous journey.

    Fridtjof Nansen | Jacob B. Bull
  • In the course of the winter Sverdrup set up a bear-trap of his own invention, but it did not prove very successful.

    Fridtjof Nansen | Jacob B. Bull