What does the word minute mean?

Usage examples for minute

  1. For a minute I was afraid- well, I hardly know of what." – The Guests Of Hercules by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  2. I'm just going over to Mrs. Wiggs's a minute. – Lovey Mary by Alice Hegan Rice
  3. She didn't stay more than a minute or two though. – Mary Wollaston by Henry Kitchell Webster