There are 2 definitions of Bergen in English:


Line breaks: Ber¦gen
  • 1 /ˈbɛːg(ə)n/ A seaport in SW Norway; population 220,418 (2007). It is a centre of the fishing and North Sea oil industries.
  • 2 /ˈbɛrxə(n)/ Flemish name for Mons.

More definitions of Bergen

Definition of Bergen in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space

There are 2 definitions of Bergen in English:


Line breaks: ber¦gen
Pronunciation: /ˈbəːg(ə)n


  • A type of rucksack supported by a frame, used by the military.
    More example sentences
    • The trend towards utility has continued, and most modern armed forces now use rucksack-type packs - ‘bergens’ - and pouches made of light and robust man-made fabrics.
    • The best solution is to carry a dark coloured plastic bag, into which you can put refuse, and which you can store in an outside pouch on your bergen.
    • Soldiers are expected to increase their weight in their bergens and distances will also become greater.


1920s: manufacturer's name.