We have been told repeatedly by the Current Administration and the Department of Homeland Security “The Borders Are Secure”.
It is evident I don’t know what ‘Secure’ means.
If my House is ‘Secure’ does that mean it could suddenly be flooded with people I don’t know? Apparently so.
If I’m ‘Secure’ in my possessions, does that mean I should expect random Individuals to overwhelm me at any second and take all of my stuff? Sounds like it.
If I’m ‘Secure’ in my person, does that mean any roving group can force themselves on me and do what they wish? Well… I guess… Yes.
I need to buy a new, updated for 2014, dictionary.
I wonder if I should get one in English? May be ‘Secure” means something completely different in Spanish…. or in Liberal Progressive, neither of which I speak.
adj. se·cur·er, se·cur·est1. Free from danger or attack: a secure fortress.2. Free from risk of loss; safe: Her papers were secure in the vault.3. Free from the risk of being intercepted or listened to by unauthorized persons: Only one telephone line in the embassy was secure.4. Free from fear, anxiety, or doubt.5. a. Not likely to fail or give way; stable: a secure stepladder.b. Firmly fastened: a secure lock.6. Reliable; dependable: secure investments.7. Assured; certain: With three goals in the first period they had a secure victory, but somehow they lost.8. Archaic Careless or overconfident.
tr.v. se·cured, se·cur·ing, se·cures1. To guard from danger or risk of loss: The troops secured the area before the civilians were allowed to return.2. To make firm or tight; fasten. See Synonyms at fasten.3. To make certain; ensure: The speaker could not secure the goodwill of the audience.4. a. To guarantee payment of (a loan, for example).b. To guarantee payment to (a creditor).5. To get possession of; acquire: secured a job.6. To capture or confine: They secured the suspect in the squad car.7. To bring about; effect: secured release of the hostages.8. To protect or ensure the privacy or secrecy of (a telephone line, for example).