jQuery general sibling selector (X ~ Y) is used to select all elements matched by “Y” that is a sibling of a “X” element.

For example,

<div class="class1"></div>
<p>I'm class1 sibling #1</p>
<p>I'm class1 sibling #2</p>
<p>I'm class1 sibling #3</p>

The <div> and <p> are in sibling relationship. The “$(.class1 ~ p)” statement will select all the <p> elements.

jQuery Example

In this example, Both <div> tag with value “I’m form siblings #1 – DIV” and <div> tag with value “I’m form siblings #3 – DIV” are matched, because they are the siblings elements of <form>.

<title>jQuery general sibling selector example</title>
<script type="text/javascript" src="jquery-1.3.2.min.js"></script>
 <style type="text/css">
  div { padding:8px 0px 8px 8px; }

<script type="text/javascript">

	$("form ~ div").css("border", "2px solid red");



<h1>jQuery general sibling selector example</h1>

	<label>TextBox 1 (Child) : </label><input name="textbox1">
	<div class="level1">
		<label>TextBox 2 (GrandChild) : </label><input name="textbox2">
	<div class="level1">
	 <div class="level2">
	   <label>TextBox 3 (Great GrandChild) : </label><input name="textbox3">
	<label>TextBox 4 (Child) : </label><input name="textbox4">
<div> I'm form siblings #1 - DIV</div>

<p> I'm form siblings #2 - P </p>

<div> I'm form siblings #3 - DIV </div>

<p> I'm form siblings #4 - P </p>