noun, plural su·per·no·vas, su·per·no·vae [soo-per-noh-vee] /ˌsu pərˈnoʊ vi/. Astronomy.
Examples from the Web for supernova
I know that gold, for example, is made from the death of a star—a supernova.
Other theories hold that it was a supernova or an alignment of two or three planets.
Mr. Luma de Oliveira, they called him, after his supernova wife, whom he later divorced.The Rise And Fall Of Brazilian Billionaire Eike Batista|Mac Margolis|November 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Mr. Luma de Oliveira, they called him, after his supernova (now ex-) wife.The Brutal Fall of Brazilian Billionaire Eike Batista|Mac Margolis|June 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Such a practice would be more valuable to athletes like Sarah Robles than a multimillion-dollar NBA supernova like Wade.Gabby Douglas, Ryan Lochte: Why Families of America’s Olympics Athletes Are Broke|Kevin Fallon|August 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
She wasn't much to look at—not ugly, just small, brunette, and unspectacular—but she was a supernova of an assistant.Industrial Revolution|Poul William Anderson
Once a Beowulfer vanished in a supernova flash, and when the ball of incandescence widened to nothing the ship was gone.Space Viking|Henry Beam Piper
It could keep out the terrific heat of a supernova, but couldn't keep in the heat of the planet after the supernova had died.Islands of Space|John W Campbell
British Dictionary definitions for supernova
noun plural -vae (-viː) or -vas
Science definitions for supernova
Plural supernovae (sōō′pər-nō′vē) supernovas
Culture definitions for supernova
A large star in its death throes that suddenly explodes, increasing many thousands of times in brightness.