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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 above all

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·bove prep.
 1. In or to a higher place; higher than; on or over the upper surface; over; -- opposed to below or beneath.
    Fowl that may fly above the earth.   --Gen. i. 20.
 2. Figuratively, higher than; superior to in any respect; surpassing; beyond; higher in measure or degree than; as, things above comprehension; above mean actions; conduct above reproach. “Thy worth . . . is actions above my gifts.”
    I saw in the way a light from heaven above the brightness of the sun.   --Acts xxxvi. 13.
 3. Surpassing in number or quantity; more than; as, above a hundred. (Passing into the adverbial sense. See Above, adv., 4.)
 above all, before every other consideration; chiefly; in preference to other things.
 Over and above, prep. or adv., besides; in addition to.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 above all
      adv 1: above and beyond all other consideration; "above all, you
             must be independent" [syn: most importantly, most
      2: taking everything together; "she was first and last a
         scientist" [syn: first and last]