What does the word factor mean?

Usage examples for factor

  1. Danger was a small, pitiful factor now! – The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  2. Then Bayliss' men could be a saving factor. – Rebel Spurs by Andre Norton
  3. Presently the door opened and the Factor entered, followed by another. – Pierre And His People, [Tales of the Far North], Volume 4. by Gilbert Parker