1. noun or verb. To construct or fabricate, or the act thereof.
2. Lighting. To brighten in intensity
, excitement or anticipation, nearing a climactic moment. "Stand-by
Spots to build full-body at the end."
3. Lighting. A modifier that can be applied to a step effect
whereby each additional step is added rather than going out. Once all steps are added, all go out and then the sequence repeats.