jQuery - remove( expr ) Method



The remove( expr ) method removes all matched elements from the DOM. This does NOT remove them from the jQuery object, allowing you to use the matched elements further.

Compare it with empty() method.


Here is the simple syntax to use this method −

selector.remove( expr )


Here is the description of all the parameters used by this method −

  • expr − This is an optional jQuery expression to filter the set of elements to be removed.


Following is a simple example a simple showing the usage of this method −


      <title>The jQuery Example</title>
      <script type = "text/javascript" 
         src = "http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.3/jquery.min.js"></script>
      <script type = "text/javascript" language = "javascript">
         $(document).ready(function() {
            $("div").click(function () {
         .div{ margin:10px;padding:12px; border:2px solid #666; width:60px;}
      <p>Click on any square below to see the result:</p>
      <p id = "result"> THIS IS TEST </p>
      <hr />
      <div class = "div" style = "background-color:blue;">ONE</div>
      <div class = "div" style = "background-color:green;">TWO</div>
      <div class = "div" style = "background-color:red;">THREE</div>

This will produce following result −