- oblique angle,
- oblique circular cone,
- oblique circular cylinder
Origin of obliging
verb (used with object), o·bliged, o·blig·ing.
verb (used without object), o·bliged, o·blig·ing.
Origin of oblige
Examples from the Web for obliging
Ever obliging, Springsteen then flexed all the right things on a paddle board.Bruce Springsteen’s Bond Moment: The Boss’ Body Beautiful at 64|Tim Teeman|July 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Brown expressed the hope that the obliging spirit of the brunch would somehow infuse Washington as a whole.
The obliging staff plugged the word “dog” into their computers and all the official citations came whirring out.
These "little brown men" are industrious, patient, cheerful, obliging.
We found an old, but obliging, Roman Catholic in possession of the premises, once so bravely defended by their patriotic owner.The Vaudois of Piedmont|John Napper Worsfold
He was a lad of superior organization, and so, although obedient and obliging, had an extreme distaste for drudgery.Cleveland Past and Present|Maurice Joblin
He preferred to be alone, but he was of an obliging disposition, and he knew that there were two berths in the stateroom.Driven From Home|Horatio Alger
Just at this juncture the obliging trout come into season, and best of all, are ravenously hungry.Three Hundred Things a Bright Boy Can Do|Anonymous
Word Origin for oblige
"willing to do service or favors," 1630s, present participle adjective from oblige. Related: Obligingly.
c.1300, "to bind by oath," from Old French obligier "engage one's faith, commit (oneself), pledge" (13c.), from Latin obligare "to bind, bind up, bandage," figuratively "put under obligation," from ob "to" (see ob-) + ligare "to bind," from PIE root *leig- "to bind" (see ligament). Main modern meaning "to make (someone) indebted by conferring a benefit or kindness" is from 1560s. Related: obliged; obliging.