Meanings

1.
to be called
(common translation for "my name is" is "ich heiße")
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2.
to mean
(In phrasings like "That means that..." or "What does that mean?")
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3.
to call
(Archaic, NOT used anymore, except in the fixed phrase "willkommen heißen". The person and the name are both direct objects.)
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4.
people say, it says
("es heißt, ..." - used for rumors and also to report what's written in a text. In that sense, it's a synonym for "im Text steht...", maybe sounding a bit more skeptical. )
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