jQuery - Multiple Elements Selector



This Multiple Elements selector selects the combined results of all the specified selectors E, F or G.

You can specify any number of selectors to combine into a single result. Here order of the DOM elements in the jQuery object aren't necessarily identical.


Here is the simple syntax to use this selector −

$('E, F, G,....')


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

  • E − Any valid selector

  • F − Any valid selector

  • G − Any valid selector

  • ....


Like any other jQuery selector, this selector also returns an array filled with the found elements.


  • $('div, p') − selects all the elements matched by div or p.

  • $('p strong, .myclass') − selects all elements matched by strong that are descendants of an element matched by p as well as all elements that have a class of myclass.

  • $('p strong, #myid') − selects a single elements matched by strong that is descendant of an element matched by p as well as element whose id is myid.

Following example would select elements with class ID big and element with ID div3 and will apply yellow color to its background −

Live Demo
      <title>The Selecter Example</title>
      <script type = "text/javascript" 
         src = "https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.3/jquery.min.js">
      <script type = "text/javascript" language = "javascript">
         $(document).ready(function() {
            $(".big, #div3").css("background-color", "yellow");
      <div class = "big" id = "div1">
         <p>This is first division of the DOM.</p>

      <div class = "medium" id = "div2">
         <p>This is second division of the DOM.</p>

      <div class = "small" id = "div3">
         <p>This is third division of the DOM</p>

This will produce following result −


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